STD Testing

Urgent Care Of Soldotna

Urgent Care located in Soldotna, AK

If sexually transmitted diseases aren’t treated properly, there can be frightful consequences, including infertility. The medical providers of Urgent Care of Soldotna in Soldotna, Alaska, offer advanced STD testing onsite to help you take care of your sexual wellness and reproductive health. Some STDs don’t exhibit symptoms and an STD test can shine a light on your reproductive health and detect the presence of infection. For testing, treatment, and all-round discrete and compassionate care, call Urgent Care of Soldotna or schedule online today.

STD Testing Q & A

What is an STD?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are medical conditions that are usually contracted through sexual activity without proper protection. Some STDs like hepatitis can also be transmitted through blood.

During your visit, your provider at Urgent Care of Soldotna discusses different methods that can protect you against an STD and offers effective and accurate STD testing. Detecting an STD sooner lessens your chances of developing complications. If you’re sexually active with multiple partners, it’s especially important for you to receive regular STD tests.

At Urgent Care of Soldotna, you receive personalized treatment and your provider can help you determine the best ways to treat an STD and improve or protect your sexual wellness.

What are some of the most common STDs?

Some of the most common STDs include:

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that occurs in the genital tract.

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is also a bacterial infection of the genital tract that can also develop in the anus, eyes, throat, and mouth.

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is fairly prevalent. This STD is the result of a microscopic single-celled parasite that usually infects the urinary tract or vagina.

HIV

HIV is a viral infection that can damage the immune system over time.

Other common STDs include genital herpes, genital warts, and hepatitis — viral infections affecting the liver.

What are the different types of STD testing?

At Urgent Care of Soldotna, there are different types of STD tests available, such as:

  • Swabs
  • Urine samples
  • Biopsies
  • Blood tests

You can take some STD tests at home, but professional testing at Urgent Care of Soldotna is a more reliable and accurate form of testing that also provides you with the assistance and expertise of a medical professional with specific knowledge of STDs.

What are the benefits of STD testing?

STD testing offers many benefits and should be an integral part of your overall preventive health care. STD testing is a great way to take care of your reproductive health.

Since many STDs don’t present symptoms and can go unnoticed, an STD test is the only way to detect many of these conditions. Once you know you have an STD, you can promptly seek treatment.

Urgent Care of Soldotna offers numerous treatment methods for STDs, including antibiotics, antivirals, and other medications, and valuable education on how to take proper precautions to protect your sexual wellness and help prevent STDs in the future.

Many STDs can have dire complications if left untreated, such as infertility. STD testing is a safe and highly effective way to evaluate your current health. Most tests can be performed quickly and conveniently in-office.

Urgent Care of Soldotna offers a range of quality STD testing and treatment methods. Book your test and find more information by clicking, calling, or walking into Urgent Care of Soldotna today.

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